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Attention ALL Properties Connected to Private Sewer in Underhill!  

All properties that connect to this private foul water sewer in Underhill need to be aware that South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) maintains the sewerage treatment plant but not the sewers.  The sewers that feed into the plant remain the responsibility of the residents using it.   

What this means is that in the event of becoming aware of any sewer blockage, then the SODC Environmental Health Officer will serve notice under the public health act on everyone upstream of the blockage requiring that they get together to arrange to clear the blockage within 48 hours.  

Reality is that to organise such a clearance is unlikely.  So if it's not cleared by the expiration of the deadline then SODC will arrange for a private contractor to clear it and then divide the cost between the houses upstream of the blockage and follow up to recover such costs from the upstream properties.

Local Bus Services

The 135 service has ceased so the village is served by the Comet service (two days a week) and the free Tesco bus.  For the latest timetable see Moulsford News or bus stops in the village.

Any specific bus service queries then please contact Breyan Knowles, Parish Transport Representative on 01491 651401 or by email breyan@knowles01.com

Free Weekly Bus Service to Tesco in Didcot

Tappins provide a free weekly bus service to the Tesco store in Didcot.  The T3 service runs on Tuesday's and departs from the end of Underhill/main road bus stop at 9.20am.  It then picks up at the Recreation Ground bus stop at 9.22am and after routing through the villages of East Hagboure, Blewbury, Cholsey and South Moreton arrives at Tesco at 10.10am.  The return service departs Tesco at 12noon returning to Moulsford at approximately 1.15pm.

Pot Holes

Repair of potholes on the roads or pavement are the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).  If you find a pothole on the road or pavement, you can report it direct to OCC using the web link below.  Please include as much information about the location, size and severity of the pothole as possible, to help them deal with your enquiry.


Mobile Library/ Home Library Service

Following OCC consultation exercise, the two Moulsford stops were withdrawn in June 2015 as they were used by fewer than three customers.  However  service is still available through the Home Library Service - for more information phone 01865 328905 or email librarycustomerservicesunit@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Watch

Local Neighbourhood Watch representative is Peter Ferry on 01491 652524 or email ferryofferrylane@hotmail.com

Local Police

The current officers for Moulsford based at Wallingford Police Station are:  PC Bob McIntyre, PC Simone O'Dell, PCSO Sue Harris, PCSO Marie Davenport, PCSO Clare Beale, PCSO Sarah Jones and PCSO Tarran Golby.

Periodic "Have Your Say Meetings" are your opportunity to meet your local neighbourhood officers and have your say on policing priorities and concerns in your local area.  No appointment is necessary just turn up and speak to your local officers.

Non-emergency calls can be made to Thames Valley Police on the 24 hour contact telephone number 101 and their email address is:  is WallingfordBerinsfieldCholseyNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

More information about the Thames Valley Police priorities in the Cholsey/Moulsford area is available on the Thames Valley Police website at this link:  http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/yournh-tvp-pol-area-N144

Thames Valley Crimestoppers

Some people who have information about crime don't want to speak to he police and certainly don't want anyone to know who they are. So how do they pass on what they know?  The answer is to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Because the callers are anonymous, ther is no way of knowing who they are. The calls are not traced or recorded and don't show up on phone bills unless made from mobile phones.

Crimestoppers removes any fear of reprisal, retribution or revenge.  The critical point is that the information does get through and certainly makes a difference.  This is because the police cannot solv crime on their own but need help from everyone.  Sometimes the police know who the criminals are, but dn't have enough evidence to make an arrest.  When information - often like the final piece in a jigsaw - is given through Crimestoppers, the criminals are caught.

The Freephone number 0800 555 111 should only be used to give information about people involved in crime or who may be planning a crime.  The emergency 999 number should always be used if, for example, a crime is actually being committed.  If anyone is not bothered about anonymity, then they can call the general police enquiry number: 0845 850 5505.

If you would like to know how to get involved with Crimestoppers, please contact: 

Thames Valley Crimestoppers, PO Box 4818, Earley, Berkshire. RG10 0FT 

Web:  www.thamesvalleycrimestoppers.org

or email:  TVCS@ehotspot.co.uk

Dog Owners

Please help to keep all our public places clean by cleaning up after your pets!  Special bins are provided for the disposal of dog mess at various locations on the village recreation ground and near the Cranford hockey pitch. 

Images of England

Researchers from the Images of England Photographic survey were in the village recently taking photographs of listed buildings and milestones.  The aim is to create a 'point in time record' of the 370,000 listed buildings in England, covering almost every town and village in the land. 

To access this unique photographic record of England's architectural heritage and find out more, visit www.imagesofengland.org.uk